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The Kindness of Women

Ballard, J. G.

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ISBN 10: 0374181101 / ISBN 13: 9780374181109
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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0374181101 First American Edition. This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards, spine, endpages, and gilt/lettering are all pristine. The pages are bright, having no markings or folds. The dustjacket is bright and As New, save three small non-detracting scuffs around the second A in author's name. Brodart protected. Original price intact. No remainder marks. Not ex-lib. (photos provided upon request). Bookseller Inventory # 001200

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Title: The Kindness of Women

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

'The Kindness of Women' continues the story of Jim, the young boy whose experiences in Japanese-occupied Shanghai were described in 'Empire of the Sun'. It follows his return to post-war England, setting his childhood in the context of a lifetime. Jim tries, and fails, to find stability as a medical student at Cambridge, then as a trainee RAF pilot in Canada. Having finally settled into happy family life, his world is ripped apart by domestic tragedy.

About the Author:

J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai. After internment in a civilian prison camp, his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestseller `Empire of the Sun' won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His controversial novel `Crash' was made into a film by David Cronenberg. His autobiography `Miracles of Life' was published in 2008, and a collection of interviews with the author, `Extreme Metaphors', was published in 2012. J. G. Ballard passed away in 2009.

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